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The Tea House on Los Rios

Northwest Pearls: Tea Room on Los Rios While in California I went out to tea at The Tea House on Los Rios. The cute tea house is on what is one of the oldest streets in that area. Located in San Juan Capistrano, it's not too far from one of the train stations where you can board to go North to Los Angeles, or South to San Diego.

My aunt and I both ordered The Los Rios Tea from the menu. It came with finger sandwiches (the cucumber ones are always my favorite,) fruit, a scone with cream and preserves, and tea. I forget which type of tea we ordered, but it was one of their popular black teas.

Northwest Pearls: Tea Room on Los Rios

It was so nice to sit on the covered porch outside and have tea. Going out to tea is one of my favorite things to do. Tea by itself is fine, but having the finger sandwiches, desserts, and/or scones is so much fun!

The tea house is located on a narrow street that's mostly filled with foot traffic. Other shops on the street sell art, plants, food, and more. It's a street I enjoy visiting when I'm there.

Where do you like to go out for tea?

The Broadmoor and The Golden Bee

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor While in Colorado Springs for A's wedding, we went to The Broadmoor hotel a couple of separate times to get delicious pastries and to get food. The Broadmoor is a magnificent hotel in southern Colorado Springs. It's gorgeous, and some of the interior design rivals manors I've seen in Europe.

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

I went by myself and got a delicious fruit tart from a cafe. Later that day I returned with the other two bridesmaids and they got pastries. One got the Rosewater Macaron and I tried a bite. It was amazing.

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

We walked around the grounds with our pastries and took in the scenic views. There's a path that goes around the lake and a bridge that divides the lake. You can see the mountains in the background from the lake and all around the hotel are amazing gardens and fountains.

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

Northwest Pearls: The Broadmoor

And the next day, after A's wedding, another one of the bridesmaids and I stopped at The Golden Bee for food.

Northwest Pearls: The Golden Bee

We sat at the bar and she got a Scotch Sour (instead of a Whiskey Sour) and Scotch Eggs (I think but I'm not sure that's what her food was called.) I got what I believe was called the Our Beer Cheese Soup. It was amazing and I had a sip of her drink which was pretty darn good too. We went while the piano player was there and there was a sing along book for people to sing along with. It was so much fun, I've never been to a bar or a restaurant quite like that.

Northwest Pearls: The Golden Bee

Northwest Pearls: The Golden Bee

The Broadmoor is a beautiful place, their staff is so nice, and their food is delicious.

Have you ever been to The Broadmoor or to the Golden Bee?